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South African female authors share their journeys

Two South African female authors share the journey of their writing process. The books they have penned address issues many women can identify with, one of which tells stories of 11 other women.

Sam Scarborouch, author Sam Scarborouch, author, writer, Trapped

Fighting fire with motherly instincts

Buyiselwa Ngqawani of the Working on Fire programme says she has no fear when she has to take out any fires – no matter how big or small it is. In celebration of Women's Month, she shares details of her career.


South African artist to serve residency in France

Nelson Makamo is one of South Africa’s prominent artistic talents and showcasing his talent in southern France during a three-month residency there. He will produce works for exhibitions in Paris and Munich as a showcase of his development as an artist.


Young South Africans: This is how we do it

Social media is more than a means to keep in touch with friends and family. Young South Africans are using these platforms to enrich their lives to build personal brands or their business or using it for educational purposes.


South African artist Black Coffee wins at BET Awards

A South African musician has, for the first time, won an award at the Black Entertainment Television Awards. Nominated alongside fellow African and South African artists, Black Coffee took home the "Best International Act-Africa" accolade.

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What is ubuntu?

The Zulu world "ubuntu" translates roughly as "humanity towards others". But it means much more than this. The spiritual foundation of African societies, ubuntu involves a belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all of humanity, a unifying worldview best captured by the Zulu maxim umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu - "a person is a person through other persons".

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